Antonio Conte’s league leaders host the Saints determined to finish the job and extend their lead over second-placed Tottenham by capitalising on any slips from their primary rivals at in-form Crystal Palace.
To that end, Betfair are back with their popular and generous £1 max stake offer for a Chelsea win here, with Tuesday’s hosts upped to a huge 20/1. To take advantage of this massive price, simply register using the links provided, back your pick to win at the usual odds shown on site and if they do so, then your returns will be topped up at the final whistle. Winnings paid in free bets. T&C's apply.
The Blues were originally 4/9 (1.44) favourites for this tie, having netted in 15 out of their 17 clashes with the Saints. However, Conte’s men have looked uncharacteristically wobbly of late, losing two games in April already after just one defeat in the entire period between last October and March.
Therefore, the £1 max stake enables you to back the Blues at virtually no risk, with Chelsea looking less than invincible for once this season perhaps allowing Southampton the chance to avoid losing. Yet the rewards are handsome for the hosts to get back on the title track by picking up all three points, with Conte demanding a response to their slump and getting it when his charges saw off Premier League rivals Tottenham 4-2 in the FA Cup semi-final.
Of course, Betfair allow new customers sure of a Chelsea win to get behind them without the £1 max stake, and that’s priced at 5/1 (6.0). Coming up against one of his favourite opponents in Premier League football is Diego Costa. Having notched two goals and one assist in his last three outings against the Saints, the 28-year-old has a decent chance of ending his five-game goal drought here.
The threat against Southampton does not just lie with the Spain striker, of course - having inspired Chelsea into the FA Cup final, Eden Hazard will again be firing on all cylinders over the final straight to guide his side to the title and can be trusted to deliver once again at Stamford Bridge after his 11 goals and three assists in 17 home league games.
With that in mind, ambitious punters are encouraged to snap up Betfair’s 5/1 (6.0) offer for new customers on a Chelsea win, while those preferring to err on the side of caution in the event of an upset simply can’t go wrong with the 20/1 (21.0) price.
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